Deep Dive Into Diagnoses 26:  External Causes

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When: Fri, Mar 17, 2023 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (MDT)

While not required for reporting purposes, external cause codes can help us understand how, where, why and at whose hand an injury occurred. Most codes require use of  placeholder x and 7th character guidelines. We’ll practice these with a variety of scenarios aimed to hone the coder’s skill. Careful discussion of when to report a perpetrator of abuse in addition to abuse coding is necessary to support proper reporting.